Open Die Forgings
All Metals & Forge Group is a manufacturer of custom forged shapes and an expert in the field of open die forgings. Producing forgings to recognized material standards is a quality benchmark of All Metals & Forge Group, which is an ISO9001-2008:AS/EN9100:2009 Rev C manufacturer.
At its most basic level, forging is the process of forming and shaping metals through the use of hammering, pressing or rolling. The process begins with starting stock, usually a cast ingot (or a “cogged” billet which has already been forged from a cast ingot), which is heated to its plastic deformation temperature, then upset or “kneaded” between dies to the desired shape and size.
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During this hot forging process, the cast, coarse grain structure is broken up and replaced by finer grains. Low-density areas, microshrinkage and gas porosity inherent in the cast metal are consolidated through the reduction of the ingot, achieving sound centers and structural integrity. Mechanical properties are therefore improved through the elimination of the cast structure, enhanced density, and improved homogeneity. Forging also provides means for aligning the grain flow to best obtain desired directional strengths. Secondary processing, such as heat treating, can also be used to further refine the part.
No other metalworking process can equal forging in its ability to develop the optimum combination of properties.
Open Die Forging Materials
All Metals & Forge Group forges a wide range of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys in 8 metal families to create forged metal parts and shapes.
- Alloy steel
- Carbon steel
- Stainless steel
- Tool steel
Forgings can be produced to specifications for metal alloys including AISI, ASTM, AMS, API, SAE, ASME, AWS, JIS and GB in many custom forged shapes and heat treated conditions to achieve critical physical properties, such as tensile, yield, elongation and reduction of area for the desired end use as specified by the purchaser.
There are actually four general variations of a forged bar which include: round bars, square bars, flat bars and hex bars.View More //
Our custom forged blocks exhibit high strength, ductility and ease of machining plus parts manufactured from forged blocks perform well in high pressure and high wear applications.View More //
Customers from any industry that uses gears can request a quote on any quantity forged gear blanks, from one-at-a-time prototypes and low volumes to large production runs.View More //
Forged shaft diameters range from 2 inches up to 84 inches and lengths up to 39 feet and can also produce hollow bored shafts.View More //
We use an open die forging process to produce shafts with tight tolerances, high strength, excellent impact resistance and high wear resistance.View More //
Forged discs can be defined as a round where the OD exceeds the length. Forged hubs are essentially step shafts that may have equal or unequal steps on each end.View More //
The maximum length of forged sleeves, forged cylinders and blind cylinders is restricted by the wall thickness and outside diameter.View More //
All Metals & Forge Group can produce many custom shapes based on your forging drawing or finished part print.View More //